Orange Dream Cups Recipe
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Orange Dream Cups Recipe

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"Hollowed-out orange 'cups' make this recipe unique and fun...and the light fluffy filling is so refreshing," writes Elizabeth Alvarez of Bedford, Texas. "These cut dessert cups are always a hit with kids and company."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 large navel oranges
  • 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free frozen vanilla yogurt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 119 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat-free milk


  1. Cut each orange in half widthwise; carefully remove fruit from both halves, leaving shells intact. Set shells aside. Section orange pulp, then dice (discard orange juice or save for another use).
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add frozen yogurt; stir until melted. Fold in orange pulp. Refrigerate until thickened. spoon into reserved orange shells. Cover and freeze for 3 hours. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Orange Dream Cups in Light & Tasty April/May 2002, p56

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2009

"prepare orange pulp first

put "left-over" orange juice in the cup and finish filling the cup with warm water and heat to boiling...dissolve orange gelatin...finish preparing the recipe as given...better flavor...fresher
jean good"

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"I found that leaving the cups in the freezer for 2 hours was not necessary and took too long to defrost. I also found that one needs to have oranges that are flat on stem and blossom ends or they do not set well in dishes. I agree that they were time consuming.

Bea M"

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2009

"I made this recipe for my girlfriends birthday. It doesn't take long in the refrigerator b/4 you can put into orange cups. I would take out of freezer and set b/4 serving. We put in microwave for 30 sec. and it was a big hit."

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2009

"I found it was too time comsuming"

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2009

"I made this recipe for a gathering that I attended of my girlfriends, most of whom I have known for more than 40 years. They absolutely loved it, but I do suggest that you take it out of the freezer a while before serving so that it has time to soften a bit."

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